Tag Archives: Insect Management

BOLO: Disease Pressure

aspergillus crown rot

Weather patterns are part of what dictates the possible pathogens to look for. Early hot, dry weather created conditions that favored both Aspergillus crown rot and lesser cornstalk borers says Clemson Extension peanut specialist Dan Anco. Unfortunately, on the Aspergillus crown rot, the recommendations are to plant good quality, treated seed and include an in-furrow fungicide. After planting, and once ... Read More »

Monitoring At Mid-Season

peanut nodulation

Scouting is the best way to find problems before it is too late. • By Amanda Huber • Rainfall or irrigation is needed in peanut production for many reasons, including activation of pest products. With the lack of moisture in the early season, pests preferring hot, dry conditions, such as lesser cornstalk borer, were able to establish significant populations. “Lesser cornstalk ... Read More »

Replant As Quickly As Possible

spraying peanuts

Hopefully everyone has finished up planting or is almost done by now. I know we have had some seed quality issues with the crop in some places this season, but maybe yours is off to a good start. If not, remember, we recommend 6 seed per foot of good seed to have a final stand of 4 plants per foot. ... Read More »

Farming Isn’t Easy

amanda huber

In this issue of Peanut Grower, there is a lot of news about pesticides that reinforces my belief that it is getting more difficult to use products that you may have been using for decades. For example, on page 14, you can read more about the new regulations that will apply to paraquat by the fall. Additional training and certification ... Read More »

Be Ready For Soil Insects

Know the conditions favorable for these yield robbers and what to look for when scouting. • By Amanda Huber, Editor • Soil insects are somewhat unpredictable, but producers are likely to see one or more of them in their fields this year. The primary pests to be prepared for are the peanut burrower bug, lesser cornstalk borer, southern corn rootworm and ... Read More »

T hink Inside And Outside T he Box

jerry adams, south carolina crop consultant

It’s that time of year again. Planting is right around the corner. Florence and Michael have come and gone. What’s going to be different this year? When planting time rolls around, calibration is key to getting the most “bang out of the buck.” The first factor that should be considered is something a grower can control, according to experienced crop ... Read More »

Be In The Know On Weeds

FloRun 331 peanut variety

Although we are still a few months from peanut planting, it is a good time to think about principles for successful weed management. Preplant and at-plant considerations are as follows 1. Know your weeds. Successful weed management starts with knowing the types of weeds we need to control. Many weeds look similar, but may respond differently to mechanical and chemical ... Read More »

APRES Turns 50

American Peanut Research and Education Society logo

Society meetings continue to foster collaborative efforts and creative solutions to industry challenges. • By Amanda Huber, Editor • The American Peanut Research Education Society celebrates 50 years of work, study, research, learning and accomplishments around one of the most important and beloved crops: the peanut. To mark the Golden Anniversary, a program highlighting the past accomplishments in the industry and ... Read More »

Don’t Wait On Weeds

palmer pigweed

Depending on weather and field conditions in May, there can be a wide range of peanut sizes and ages moving into June and July. Peanuts in the V-C region most likely will be four to six weeks old in mid-June. Hopefully, herbicide programs used at planting have performed well. The same is true for thrips control. For fields where weeds ... Read More »